The microelectronics segment of B2B electronics focuses on some of today's most competitive industries, from large electronic companies and conglomerates to small and medium-sized enterprises around the world. These industries today form an indispensable part of our economic system. However, electronics manufacturers and suppliers are facing tremendous economic and technological challenges. They must also cope with the impact of local events such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which have unbalanced the global supply chain.
The microelectronics industry is highly cyclical. Cost structures are prohibitive and the required R&D effort is enormous. The economic downturn has led to a massive decline in revenues and prices, while market overcapacity and competition from Asia have increased pressure as the market reaches maturity.
Microelectronics was once considered high technology, but is now viewed as a commodity. As a result, successful business models of the past are no longer valid. Microelectronics suppliers need to redefine their market positioning and fundamentally review their value creation approach. Economies of scale are of great importance to the industry, but more specialized companies can sometimes outrun vertically integrated manufacturers thanks to their greater speed and flexibility in responding to market changes.
We help leading microelectronics companies achieve sustainable success in their growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, PMI, product development and operations. Clients benefit from our technological expertise, the financial impact we create and our strong regional networks, particularly in Asia and Eastern Europe.